Obviously, everyone has a saved search or two on eBay.
I have one for the term ‘pork rind’, you know, just in case, so I can keep my finger on the pulse. Keeping up with the latest goings-on in the star-studded world of pork-based snacks and other paraphernalia.
Well, anyway, the other day, this popped up in the feed…
WTF was my first thought. A Pork Rind Festival! A Pork Rind Festival First Day Cover (cancel cover).
So I had a little look on the web, and it’s true, there is a pork rind festival. It’s in the USA.
The Harrod Pork Rind Festival
The Harrod Pork Rind Festival started in 1989 and can be found in the village of Harrod, Ohio. Harrod seems like a pretty small US village, with a population of only 417.
You need quite a few people to agree to, and organise any sort of festival. With a population of only 417 people, there must be quite a high percentage of the village who like pork rinds. Enough to entertain the notion of a pork rind festival.
The festival happens every year, although 2020 seems like it may have been forgotten due to the current worldwide covid-19 situation. Maybe I’ll jump on a plane in 2021 and fly to Harrod, see what all the fuss is about!
The festival even has a sponsor – Rudolph Foods